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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 12, 2017, 04:47:18 PM »

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For Doncic watchers: Slovenia will play Spain on Sept 14 for a place in the Finals.

What time?

I'm trying to fall less in love with Doncic since we traded the Brooklyn pick, but that sounds like a great game to watch.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #181 on: September 12, 2017, 04:56:30 PM »

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For Doncic watchers: Slovenia will play Spain on Sept 14 for a place in the Finals.

What time?

I'm trying to fall less in love with Doncic since we traded the Brooklyn pick, but that sounds like a great game to watch.
If we land the Lakers pick I’d bet Doncic would still be there. So it depends on how confident you are about getting that pick.
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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 12, 2017, 05:14:04 PM »

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I had a laugh last year when people told me that Dragan Bender plays on a loaded team, doesn't get minutes like he will in the NBA, can guard 5 positions, etc.  It was obvious that he's not an NBA caliber athlete

That was sad, I recall all the hype too.   Europe has improved much but a lot of the their guys best asset is they are unknown.   That is what got Bender drafted higher than he should have been unknown and some potential.  I don't trust a guy until I see him play against NBA competition.

I think Ainge trades that pick to meet a need so I would not get your hopes up.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #183 on: September 12, 2017, 05:18:34 PM »

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You cannot compare Bender's and Doncic's situations.
Both the same age, but Bender barely played for a good European team while Doncic is the star in one of the best Euroteams. Most of Real Madrid's game starts on him, he is much better than what numbers say.

Nothing to do.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #184 on: September 12, 2017, 05:27:28 PM »

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You cannot compare Bender's and Doncic's situations.
Both the same age, but Bender barely played for a good European team while Doncic is the star in one of the best Euroteams. Most of Real Madrid's game starts on him, he is much better than what numbers say.

Nothing to do.
Yeah, that gets lost on people. He's playing one arguably the best non-NBA team in the world, and playing a crucial role at that.
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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 12, 2017, 05:52:19 PM »

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For Doncic watchers: Slovenia will play Spain on Sept 14 for a place in the Finals.

What time?

I'm trying to fall less in love with Doncic since we traded the Brooklyn pick, but that sounds like a great game to watch.

21.30 (GMT +3). And it's Sept 17 not 14- I'll correct my original post too.

14 is the correct one... I should always double check info I see online  ::)
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 06:04:19 PM by greece666 »

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 13, 2017, 05:11:58 PM »

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Another Luka fix.

Doncic scored 8 pts in the last 6 minutes in a tight game. Totals: 29 pts/9 rebs/2 assists/1 turnover.

This was against real basketball talent. Bertans, Goran Dragic, Porzingis, A. Randolph all on the floor for the game. This is better competition than anything in the NCAA or Summer League '17.

And please keep in mind that Luka still has another year to grow and develop.

http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobasket/2017/1209/Slovenia-Latvia#|tab=boxscore_statistics
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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #187 on: September 13, 2017, 06:05:04 PM »

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This was against real basketball talent. Bertans, Goran Dragic, Porzingis, A. Randolph all on the floor for the game. This is better competition than anything in the NCAA or Summer League '17.

That's another thing people tend to forget.

Doncic will come to the NBA having played against FC Barcelona, Fenerbahce, Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos, Valencia, Milan, etc etc.

This is the best non-NBA competition and cannot be compared to NCAA or the Chinese League, to name a couple.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #188 on: September 14, 2017, 02:45:48 AM »

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You cannot compare Bender's and Doncic's situations.
Both the same age, but Bender barely played for a good European team while Doncic is the star in one of the best Euroteams. Most of Real Madrid's game starts on him, he is much better than what numbers say.

Nothing to do.

If you go back and read some posts you ll be surprised ......
For example
Bender didn't get play time cause macabi had very good players and also the Israeli league is one of the best in the world ..... Someone even found a ranking where friendly tournaments ranked higher than eutoleague to prove it ..omg!

This season will be huge for Doncic. Llull will miss big part of the season so he will have to lead Real Madrid.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #189 on: September 14, 2017, 03:02:50 AM »

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Another Luka fix.

Doncic scored 8 pts in the last 6 minutes in a tight game. Totals: 29 pts/9 rebs/2 assists/1 turnover.

This was against real basketball talent. Bertans, Goran Dragic, Porzingis, A. Randolph all on the floor for the game. This is better competition than anything in the NCAA or Summer League '17.

And please keep in mind that Luka still has another year to grow and develop.

http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobasket/2017/1209/Slovenia-Latvia#|tab=boxscore_statistics

People keep forgetting all the time that Eurobasket and Euroleague competitions are 5 times harder than the NCAA.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #190 on: September 14, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »

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Doncic with 8 points, 5 ribaunds, 5 assists in the first half. Slovenia leads against Spain.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #191 on: September 14, 2017, 04:17:34 PM »

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Slovenia in the final, lead by a 18 years old Doncic, beating the great team of Spain 92-72. Doncic end up with 11 points 12 rebs 8 ast. I'm officially impressed

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #192 on: September 14, 2017, 04:19:03 PM »

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Slovenia in the final, lead by a 18 years old Doncic, beating the great team of Spain 92-72. Doncic end up with 11 points 12 rebs 8 ast. I'm officially impressed

And 0 turnovers. He is officially a beast and not draft eligible yet.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #193 on: September 14, 2017, 04:26:44 PM »

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For Doncic watchers: Slovenia will play Spain on Sept 14 for a place in the Finals.

What time?

I'm trying to fall less in love with Doncic since we traded the Brooklyn pick, but that sounds like a great game to watch.

21.30 (GMT +3). And it's Sept 17 not 14- I'll correct my original post too.

14 is the correct one... I should always double check info I see online  ::)

Got stuck in a work meeting for the entire game.  Hopefully I'll find a replay.  Sounds like he was terrific!

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #194 on: September 14, 2017, 04:33:29 PM »

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For Doncic watchers: Slovenia will play Spain on Sept 14 for a place in the Finals.

What time?

I'm trying to fall less in love with Doncic since we traded the Brooklyn pick, but that sounds like a great game to watch.

21.30 (GMT +3). And it's Sept 17 not 14- I'll correct my original post too.

14 is the correct one... I should always double check info I see online  ::)

Got stuck in a work meeting for the entire game.  Hopefully I'll find a replay.  Sounds like he was terrific!

17th september, the final, 14.30pm your time, if i'm not mistaken. Don't miss that game :)